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The Bothy

Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1009587)


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

Situated on the outskirts of the thriving town of Bowness-on-Windermere, in the South Lakeland area of Cumbria, is this delightful mid-terrace cottage.

The Bothy provides an exceptional base for exploring this lovely rural area of Cumbria and the picturesque Lake District National Park.

Internally, the property has been tastefully decorated into a modern holiday home, with quality furnishings and a light decor giving a welcoming feeling throughout.

The open-plan sitting room provides three large sofas, where you can relax and unwind of an evening and catch up with the day's events, whilst the gas fire to keep you warm.

Gather around the large dining table to enjoy your home-cooked meals over a well-deserved glass of wine, prepared in the well-equipped modern kitchen.

The property provides a ground floor shower room and a first floor bathroom with deluxe fittings, so you can decide how best to prepare for your day.

Follow the stairs up to the first floor, where you will discover four well-presented bedrooms, consisting of a double, two twins and an adult bunk, the perfect setup for all types of groups wishing to stay here and boasting lovely country views.

Step out to the garden, with lawn and gravelled areas with plenty of furniture so you can enjoy the fresh country air in the afternoon sun whilst your little ones run freely and play.

You are ideally placed for exploring the nearby lake Windermere, a haven for birdwatchers and those interested in a variety of watersporting activities.

Venture towards The World of Beatrix Potter, boasting modern displays, with interactive exhibits on Potter's fictional characters, something your little ones will delight in exploring.

Just over half an hour away is the wonderful historic attraction of Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum, where you can explore the famous poet's former home, and garden which he planted himself with the help of his beloved sister Doris.

The museum provides a look into how Wordsworth lived and has displays with letters he wrote and where the inspiration for his famous poems were written.

With so much to discover nearby, use The Bothy as your base for exploring this picturesque area of Cumbria.


  • Over two floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x double with basin, 2 x twin, 1 x adult bunk
  • First floor bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with gas fire.
  • Gas central heating, gas fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Lawned garden and gravelled area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles and pub 0.9 miles

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About the location


Windermere Train Station 1.5 miles: Ambleside 5 miles; Kendal 7 miles.

The vibrant twin towns of Bowness and Windermere hold enduring appeal for visitors to the Lake District National Park, with each providing a range of nearby attractions, amenities, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes. A variety of boat trips and boat hire are available from Windermere Lake Cruises in Bowness to Brockhole, Ambleside and Lakeside (at the southern end of the lake where the Lakeside Aquarium and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway are situated). The World of Beatrix Potter attraction and the Old Laundry theatre are 1.5 miles away. Orrest Head, where Alfred Wainwright was inspired to write his series of iconic guidebooks, is a 30-minute walk to enjoy the spectacular panorama of far-reaching views over the lake and surrounding fells. Brockhole, which offers high wire tree top experiences, is less than two miles away, and the historic villages of Grasmere, Ambleside and Troutbeck are a short drive away. There are also a variety of watersports on offer for the more energetic at marine centres along the lake. The area is ideally situated for exploring all that this region has to offer, whether by foot, bike, car, railway or bus; and is within easy reach of attractions such as the spectacular Langdales, Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top House at Far Sawrey, Coniston, Grizedale Forest Park, with its delightful walks and famous outdoor sculptures, mountain biking and “Go-Ape” adventure park, Ullswater, Kendal, Keswick, stone circles, Roman forts and England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas
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